by the way this is my first critique so sorry if it isn't the best...
you just requested a critique, so there you have it (sorry for any grammatical fails, lol).
My first look of this picture was very electrifying. It shocked me, and I think that's it purpose. Well done!
The colors make the effect even more intense and I really like how his/her right eye stands out of the whole painting. The only thing I don't like that much is, the the picture is a bit too dark at all; maybe if the white is brighter and there is more contrast, even more details will be visible.
However, your technique is stunning: I've never seen something like that before, or a t least rarely. It makes the portrait stand out of the mass, gratulations!
At least: I like the left side of the picture, the right side of the face, much more than the right. It shows so much more detail and contrast, while the other side blurs into the shadows. But that's only my opinion. (:
have a nice day & I hope that helped you so far! ^^
All those cloudy-smokey-creepy lines.
I also think that a partial distorting can create even a better effect: a little unexpected detail added to an apparently normal picture can scare sooo much!
However it may cause nightmares !
Scary and awesome! Definitely looks like something you'd see in a nightmare. Keep it up!
Another great nightmare-fuel!